Quotes of the day

posted at 10:52 pm on November 7, 2012 by Allahpundit

Having lost the popular vote in five of the last six presidential elections, Republicans plunged Wednesday into an intense period of self-examination, blame-setting and testy debate over whether their party needs serious change or just some minor tweaks…

“The Republican Party is exactly right on the issues,” said Terry Holt, a veteran GOP strategist with close ties to House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio. The party mainly needs to nominate candidates who can relate to average Americans better than multimillionaire Mitt Romney did, Holt said.

Some other Republicans, however, see bigger problems. The party must shed its “absolutism on issues like tax increases,” which congressional lawmakers oppose at virtually every level, said John Ullyot, a former Republican Senate aide.

“The only way the party is going to move more to the middle is when we get sick of losing,” he said.

***

Despite spending a billion dollars on the presidential contest, despite unprecedented “ground game” efforts by more outside conservative groups than ever, despite having a president with a horrid record to run against, the Republican presidential ticket looks like it garnered even fewer votes than G. W. Bush did in 2004, when something like 15 million more people now call the United States home than just eight years ago. The wonderful Bush effort then should have been a floor, not a ceiling.

Plus, the Senate results were atrocious. Bright new conservatives lost. Foot-in-mouth conservatives lost. Establishment retreads lost. Moderates lost. Way too many people lost, even in solidly “red” states. Republicans obviously are missing something.

The whole country is in for a rough, rocky, even frightening four years. Conservatives and Republicans must refuse to break key principles — but other than that, politically speaking, we need to take a little time to reassess. We’re doing something very, very wrong, or maybe many “somethings.”

***

After supporting Mitt Romney in 2008, some of you may recall, I ran off with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie midway through Obama’s first term for precisely that reason: The near-impossibility of beating an incumbent president. Christie seemed like the kind of once-in-a-lifetime star who could pull a Reagan upset against an incumbent president.

But I was wrong. Romney was the perfect candidate, and he was the president this country needed right now. It’s less disheartening that a president who wrecked American health care, quadrupled gas prices, added $6 trillion to the national debt and gave us an 8 percent unemployment rate can squeak out re-election than that America will never have Romney as our president.

Indeed, Romney is one of the best presidential candidates the Republicans have ever fielded. Blaming the candidate may be fun, but it’s delusional and won’t help us avoid making the same mistakes in the future.

***

Jenny Beth Martin of Tea Party Patriots said Romney failed to make the kind of strong case for conservatism that would have won the election.

She described Romney as a “weak, moderate candidate hand-picked by the country club elite Republican establishment.”

“They didn’t see a clear distinction so they went with what they know,” she said of voters.

“It should have been a landslide if Romney had run as a true conservative,” said Brent Bozell of the Media Research Center.

***

Blame for this debacle is widely shared. Mitt Romney made many mistakes in this campaign. Yet with the exception of his failure to press the case against Obamacare — a failure partly explained but not excused by his own record on health care — those mistakes reflected party-wide decisions. The party hasn’t kept up with the political technologies Democrats are using. More important, Republicans from the top to the bottom of the ticket did little to make the case that conservative policies would make the broad mass of the public better off. It wasn’t a theme of the convention in Tampa, for example, or a consistent theme in Republican ads.

Most of the post-election discussion, we can predict, will dwell on the predictable demographic divides of sex, race, and age. Most of this conversation will be unproductive. Until conservatives devise a domestic agenda, and a way to sell it, that links small-government principles to attractive results, they are going to have a hard time improving their standing with women, Latinos, white men, or young people. And conservatives would be deeply unwise to count on the mere availability of charismatic young conservative officials to make up for that problem.

***

I’ve been saying for years that the GOP has run tax cuts out as a campaign plank–indeed, they’re now over the cliff and about to plunge while Roadrunner chortles. They’ve lost on gay marriage, and they seem to have a penchant for running their mouth about rape. The decline in the proportion of married women in the electorate hurts, since single women are much more supportive of a large welfare state than are their married sisters. So does the growth of the latino vote. They’re going to eventually face defense cuts which will make the hawks madder than hell. And they’ve now nominated two candidates who have put forward almost nothing that couldn’t be found in Reagan’s 1980 platform. The party desperately needs some new ideas to sell to the American public.

But I am highly skeptical that last night means they’ve gone into some sort of permanent decline. It was a close election in which Obama lost states that he carried in 2012. The Democratic bench is very weak–the current leading candidates to succeed Obama, Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden, will be 69 and 74 in 2016. And Obama is going to have to preside over some very, very tough choices. We can’t borrow a trillion dollars a year for another four years. Nor can we get all the money from Republican constituencies; they just don’t have enough of the stuff. Whoever’s ox Obama chooses to gore will probably be a considerably less enthusiastic coalition member come 2016.

***

The morning after, everybody was saying that the Republican Party was in deep trouble: too much Tea Party; too few minorities, young people, and women. Don’t be so sure. In 2016, the Republican nominee will almost certainly be more dynamic and charming onstage than Romney, and the Democratic nominee will almost certainly be less inspiring than Obama. The economy, one hopes, will be better than it is now, and that will mean that voters’ natural impulse to look for government’s help during times of trouble will be reduced. The country won’t be mired in an unpopular Republican-originated war. In this campaign, Obama devoted most of his energies to making a case against Romney, not to building public support for his and his party’s agenda, and now a closely divided Washington will almost certainly deny him the chance to build a policy case for the next Democratic nominee. The Republicans will take every opportunity to build an argument that the Democrats are wild over-taxers and over-spenders, without letting them tax for and spend on programs that would obviously build gratitude and loyalty among middle-class voters.

Romney’s performance shows us the baseline level of what the national Republican apparatus, when fully funded and motivated, can achieve—and, compared to 2008, that level is rising.

***

“We need a third party to save this country,” Cain told American Family Radio host Bryan Fischer. “This country is in trouble and it is clear that neither party — is going to fix the problems we face.”

Cain agreed with Fischer’s assessment that conservatives are growing tired of being ignored by Republican party leadership — and that many believe the GOP no longer speaks for them…

He said the new party could be made up of not only disenfranchised Republicans — but also Democrats.

***

“He had a serious plan for fixing real problems. He concentrated on jobs, that was the important issue. He concentrated on the economy, we have more than 8% unemployment. People are suffering, the country is in disarray. If Mitt Romney cannot win in this economy, then the tipping point has been reached. We have more takers than makers and it’s over. There is no hope.”

***

“I went to bed last night thinking we are outnumbered,” Limbaugh concluded. “I went to bed last night thinking we’ve lost the country. I don’t know how else you look at this.”

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As an African American, I am SOOOOOO glad Allen West lost last night. I called every low info friend in his district and urged them to vote against him. The man was a disgrace to all African Americans.

HotAirLib on November 7, 2012 at 11:22 PM

All?

ROFL

Bishop on November 7, 2012 at 11:25 PM

And I am sure all 250,000 of those rich liberals voted for Obama. Now they have to find a few tens of millions more votes which is where the free Obama phones come in.

sharrukin on November 7, 2012 at 11:17 PM

I do not even know what that means…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpAOwJvTOio

I am just pointing out that for a guy who is always trash talking the rich, he sure is a big hit with them…and they do love to throw big parties for Barry. All the big celebs living like royalty schmoozing it up with the socalled man of the people…give me a break. half the kids I know who voted for this bozo think he is going to pay off their school loans. Imagine how surprised they will be when they find out that they can not even get a job.

sucker.

Terrye on November 7, 2012 at 11:20 PM

I agree. The Democrats are like the elites in the old Soviet Union. One standard for the little people and another for themselves. Warren Buffett and friends talk about having their taxes raised but they don’t pay their taxes, nor does a tax increase affect them to any significant degree. It’s a scam.

sharrukin on November 7, 2012 at 11:26 PM

HotAirLib will never answer any of my questions. It has already identified itself as the minority losing to hispanics.

We need to empower the hispanics to punish the lower demographics.

:P

tom daschle concerned on November 7, 2012 at 11:26 PM

Americans will betray themselves..
Then blame the previous administration..

Electrongod on November 7, 2012 at 11:21 PM

Very good post and point..:)

Dire Straits on November 7, 2012 at 11:26 PM

Rush was disappointing in that he never took the final step. He kept saying that the only way to reach certain demographics was to become liberal, and that wasn’t acceptable. But he never got to the proper conclusion:

Let it burn.

The House should simply vote “present” on every issue, or give the Democratic majority enough Republican votes to succeed. Every time we are attacked by Al Qaida or the dollar bottoms out, simply say “We told you so, but we’re not in charge. Call the President.” One of two things will happen:

1. The policies will utterly destroy the American economy and the Democrats will have to take all of the blame. Landslide in 2014 and 2016, and the low information voters finally feel pain.
2. It works, and if it does we’re looking at the end of the Republican Party anyway, and we can get on with becoming Libertarians and ditching the people who got us here.

Darin on November 7, 2012 at 11:26 PM

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You know who you are..

If not..

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What did you win???

Electrongod on November 7, 2012 at 11:27 PM

HotAirLib on November 7, 2012 at 11:22 PM

Why you got to hate on a brother?

portlandon on November 7, 2012 at 11:24 PM

Uncle Tom Syndrome…

OmahaConservative on November 7, 2012 at 11:27 PM

LOL…

Your boy knew what the problem was within minutes as the local surveillance cameras showed Al Quada setting up road blocks and mortar launchers..

IT’S A YOU TUBE VIDEO!!!! After 3 hours into the Benghazi attack…from our Embassy in Cairo..

Electrongod on November 7, 2012 at 11:19 PM

Maybe! But you should admit your side over politicized the whole event. Just like you over politicized fast and furious.

Most Americans took the overreaction as a political ploy created to demonize the president. Plus Romney didn’t do himself any favors when he was caught making stuff up in the second debate,
That is why the majority of Americans tuned you off.

HotAirLib on November 7, 2012 at 11:27 PM

LOL! Ask Ezra Levant about that.

tom daschle concerned on November 7, 2012 at 10:58 PM

tom daschle comcerned:Speaking of Ezra:)
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EZRA LEVANT
How could Barack Obama win reelection?

11:32 pm, November 6th, 2012
*********************************

How could Barack Obama win reelection, with U.S. unemployment still at 8%, and real unemployment much higher? With 43 million Americans on food stamps? With a $16 trillion debt, credit ratings tumbling and economic growth sluggish?

How could Obama be reelected with foreign affairs in a shambles – with Al Qaida overrunning U.S. consulates and murdering U.S. ambassadors, with Iraq and Afghanistan slipping back to chaos, with terrorists dominating the misnamed Arab Spring, with Russia and China pressing their interests with no American resistance, and with Iran building nuclear weapons unhindered?

Does the blame go to the Republican standard-bearers, Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan? There is something to that; Ryan didn’t carry his home state of Wisconsin, which would have brought the Republicans within striking distance of an electoral college victory. And Romney carried neither Massachusetts, the state he once governed, nor Michigan, the state his father governed.

But that cannot be the whole answer; Romney did very well in the debates – especially the first one – and campaigned vigorously. Obama wasn’t a particularly dazzling candidate, and Vice President Joe Biden was universally an embarrassment.

So, then what?

A massive, four-year get-out-the-vote campaign by the Democrats, painstakingly identifying millions of partisans and getting them to advance ballots, takes some credit. But surely Republicans know those dark arts as well as their rivals.

The unhappy answer – to a conservative, and to someone who loves America for its exceptional dedication to freedom – is that perhaps the United States has changed, and that the miraculous country envisioned by its Founding Fathers and described so beautifully by Alexis de Tocqueville has simply changed.

It is no longer a nation of rugged individualists, of fiercely independent men and women. It is now a nation that would not be out of place in Europe – a welfare state, a state with the firm hand of government directing its peoples lives. Not great anymore, but good, or good enough.

How could New Hampshire – motto: Live Free or Die – vote for a president who nationalized two car companies and brought in government-run health care? But it did – or at least that’s how it was looking at 10 p.m. ET.

Has America reached a tipping point, where there are simply more takers than there are makers – and the party that casts itself so clearly with those on welfare and food stamps and hand-outs can count on the support of its clients to continue to tax and regulate the industrious class?

Not since the Great Depression has an American election been so coloured with the rhetoric of class warfare and outright envy – Obama himself declaring to an audience that voting was the best “vengeance”. Vengeance against those who arrogantly choose work rather than welfare, perhaps – Obama never properly explained.

Economic malaise, even two terms of it, can be healed. Ronald Reagan proved that, as did Margaret Thatcher. Even foreign affairs debacles can be undone, again as proved by Reagan and Thatcher, though putting the Iranian nuclear genie back in the bottle is something that will be impossible.

A greater worry is that America’s identity will change irrevocably – that it will simply not want to come back from Obama’s big government mentality, that it will prefer the soft mediocrity of regulation and taxation to the bracing risks of freedom.

Live Free has been replaced by Free Stuff.

All empires come to an end. Which is a shame, because the American empire – an empire of freedom, not coercion – was the most noble and generous the world had seen. If the rest of the night continues on course, a re-elected President Obama will continue to preside over the decline of the American era. It’s a pity.
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http://www.sunnewsnetwork.ca/sunnews/straighttalk/archives/2012/11/20121106-233226.html

canopfor on November 7, 2012 at 11:27 PM

tom daschle concerned on November 7, 2012 at 11:26 PM

You are apparently unaware that Ms. HAL speaks for all blacks in this nation. You homophobe.

Bishop on November 7, 2012 at 11:28 PM

HotAirLib on November 7, 2012 at 11:22 PM

Were you born in Africa? Africa is a continent-not a race. White and Jewish Joel Pollak was born in SA, as was his wife. THEY are ‘African-Americans’.
If you weren’t born in ‘Africa’, you ain’t ‘African’ anything. You’re an American who happens to be black.
*Take back the language!*

annoyinglittletwerp on November 7, 2012 at 11:28 PM

portlandon on November 7, 2012 at 11:24 PM

Cause he is an Uncle Tom./

KCB on November 7, 2012 at 11:28 PM

TXUS on November 7, 2012 at 11:23 PM

I am sorry, but I do not buy this. Allan West was a fighter and he lost his election. This was not just about tactics. I do not think it would have made any difference at all if Romney had run more negative ads.

Most of the people who voted for Obama just do not care about the unemployment rate or the crappy economy or the killings in Libya. They see Obama as an icon.

I think the real problem is that millions of Americans just have nothing to do with the process. And the Republicans need to reach those people.

Romney ran a good campaign. He was a much better candidate than McCain and it is not fair or accurate to blame him or Ryan for this. There is more going on here than Romney’s campaign.

Terrye on November 7, 2012 at 11:28 PM

canopfor on November 7, 2012 at 11:27 PM

Thank you Canadian friend :)

I have labored hard today…at work and on the net. My soul seeks Truth.

Ultimately it sought out Psalms, Ezra Levant, and Ann Barnhardt.

tom daschle concerned on November 7, 2012 at 11:29 PM

Uncle Tom Syndrome…

OmahaConservative on November 7, 2012 at 11:27 PM

The preferred liberal term is “Oreo”.

If you KKK’ers can’t get it straight then I don’t know what else to say.

Bishop on November 7, 2012 at 11:30 PM

Why you got to hate on a brother?

portlandon on November 7, 2012 at 11:24 PM

Because the “brother” hated on us.

HotAirLib on November 7, 2012 at 11:30 PM

Maybe! But you should admit your side over politicized the whole event. Just like you over politicized fast and furious.

Most Americans took the overreaction as a political ploy created to demonize the president. Plus Romney didn’t do himself any favors when he was caught making stuff up in the second debate,
That is why the majority of Americans tuned you off.

HotAirLib on November 7, 2012 at 11:27 PM

I think I see the light..

Your side is willing to let devoted Americans die to protect your right to survival..
???

There seems to be a problem with that assessment…

Electrongod on November 7, 2012 at 11:30 PM

I just got creeped out by my own nom. :/

tom daschle concerned on November 7, 2012 at 11:31 PM

A greater worry is that America’s identity will change irrevocably – that it will simply not want to come back from Obama’s big government mentality, that it will prefer the soft mediocrity of regulation and taxation to the bracing risks of freedom.

Live Free has been replaced by Free Stuff.

All empires come to an end. Which is a shame, because the American empire – an empire of freedom, not coercion – was the most noble and generous the world had seen. If the rest of the night continues on course, a re-elected President Obama will continue to preside over the decline of the American era. It’s a pity.
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http://www.sunnewsnetwork.ca/sunnews/straighttalk/archives/2012/11/20121106-233226.html

canopfor on November 7, 2012 at 11:27 PM

Well worth repeating. Thanks canopfor.

TXUS on November 7, 2012 at 11:31 PM

I am sorry, but I do not buy this. Allan West was a fighter and he lost his election.

Terrye on November 7, 2012 at 11:28 PM

Allen West Betrayed

sharrukin on November 7, 2012 at 11:31 PM

Palin 2016! Accept no RINO substitutes!

ChuckTX on November 7, 2012 at 11:31 PM

Racist, Sexist, Anti-Gay….

America told the GOP bigots to GO AWAY!!!!!!!!!

DBear on November 7, 2012 at 11:31 PM

Your side is willing to let devoted Americans die to protect your right to survival..
???

There seems to be a problem with that assessment…

Electrongod on November 7, 2012 at 11:30 PM

Is their right to survival like Pruitt-Igoe, Caprini-Greene, or Detroit?

tom daschle concerned on November 7, 2012 at 11:31 PM

Breaking:
President Obama to GOP- I WON… AGAIN.
I am so proud of the American People. We proved to the world our elections CANNOT be bought.
HotAirLib on November 7, 2012 at 11:05 PM

Piece of trash. So glad you are proud of man who ran the sleaziest, most dishonest, petty, materialistic, fear mongering, ugliest, venomous campaigns in recent history. It exposes you pieces of excremental for the slithering, greasy scumbags you are. Say hello to you Jew hating friends for me.

jawkneemusic on November 7, 2012 at 11:32 PM

Most Americans took the overreaction as a political ploy created to demonize the president. Plus Romney didn’t do himself any favors when he was caught making stuff up in the second debate,
That is why the majority of Americans tuned you off.

HotAirLib on November 7, 2012 at 11:27 PM

Romney was not the one making stuff up in the second debate. In fact, CBS news has the video to prove it. Too bad they did not share it prior to the day of the election.

Barack Obama, bald faced liar.

But that is okay with you.

Terrye on November 7, 2012 at 11:32 PM

HA has a really strange feel today…

OmahaConservative on November 7, 2012 at 11:03 PM

The devil is having his day.

Axe on November 7, 2012 at 11:32 PM

Palin 2016! Accept no RINO substitutes!

ChuckTX on November 7, 2012 at 11:31 PM

Palin’s time is over.
Jindal 2016…or Mike Pence.

annoyinglittletwerp on November 7, 2012 at 11:32 PM

Were you born in Africa? Africa is a continent-not a race. White and Jewish Joel Pollak was born in SA, as was his wife. THEY are ‘African-Americans’.
If you weren’t born in ‘Africa’, you ain’t ‘African’ anything. You’re an American who happens to be black.
*Take back the language!*

annoyinglittletwerp on November 7, 2012 at 11:28 PM

Rich coming from a Jewish person.

HotAirLib on November 7, 2012 at 11:33 PM

Racist, Sexist, Anti-Gay….

America told the GOP bigots to GO AWAY!!!!!!!!!

DBear on November 7, 2012 at 11:31 PM

You twaggots will have a few minutes of fuel to burn before crashing into sol.

tom daschle concerned on November 7, 2012 at 11:33 PM

Electrongod on November 7, 2012 at 11:30 PM

You are over-politicizing again. Holder offered 33 pages of heavily redacted information from a storehouse of 33,000 documents pertaining to Fast and Furious, what more do you want, his family brought to you in chains?

Bishop on November 7, 2012 at 11:33 PM

There seems to be a problem with that assessment…

Electrongod on November 7, 2012 at 11:30 PM

Let me add..

based on a lie..

For re-election..

Electrongod on November 7, 2012 at 11:33 PM

Palin 2016! Accept no RINO substitutes!

ChuckTX on November 7, 2012 at 11:31 PM

Snort.

I think the disastrous failure of our True Conservative Senate candidates in this election and the last is well more than enough to keep Palin off a national ticket for at least a decade.

KingGold on November 7, 2012 at 11:33 PM

Romney was a one-dimensional candidate. All he talked about was jobs. Yes the economy is important but other issues matter too. Bush in 2004 ran mainly on national security….but he had issues he talked about too.

terryannonline on November 7, 2012 at 11:34 PM

I saw this at Instapundit and it gave me some hope:

Can I offer you folks some perspective from a Canadian viewpoint?

Up here in Canuckistan we had virtually unrivaled Liberal rule for decades, and conservatives could see no hope of any end to it. The public, we feared, would always vote for more free goodies and handouts. Yet today we have a Conservative government, while the all-powerful Liberals have been reduced to a pitiful rump.

As Mark Steyn says, Progressives are fond of telling you that the “tide has turned”, but they never take into account that the tide that comes in goes out again. Food for thought.

Terrye on November 7, 2012 at 11:34 PM

Maybe conservatives should invade Canada? We could probably take the country in less than a month. We invade from the South and we meet Palin in the middle.

El_Terrible on November 7, 2012 at 10:56 PM

Jefferson said it would be a mere matter of marching.

BL@KBIRD on November 7, 2012 at 11:34 PM

Economy probably gets worse…

Mid term, low turnout for Dems, R’s take senate…

2016: Cruz Rubio, landslide…

MGardner on November 7, 2012 at 11:05 PM

Much better. :-)

Punchenko on November 7, 2012 at 11:34 PM

No one cared about Libya, but…
HotAirLib has a major point, I’m afraid. No one cared about Libya. And no one cares. Maybe as a side line to spend a few nights, but for 2 months straight right before the election to talk on and on and on and on in a loud and ugly way about nothing but an issue that no one cares about was a massive mistake when we should have been talking about what really irks people: Obamacare. It should have been Obamacare obamacare obamacare, but no, it was Libya Libya Libya. Let’s not drag it now into House Hearings or something crazy, because we need to get our eye on the important ball, and that is Obamacare. Drop Libya now. Look at the election result. That’s the fruit of our Libya obsession.

anotherJoe on November 7, 2012 at 11:35 PM

Romney was a one-dimensional candidate. All he talked about was jobs. Yes the economy is important but other issues matter too. Bush in 2004 ran mainly on national security….but he had issues he talked about too.

terryannonline on November 7, 2012 at 11:34 PM

Are you going to argue that Romney should have waded into social issues?

tom daschle concerned on November 7, 2012 at 11:35 PM

Is their right to survival like Pruitt-Igoe, Caprini-Greene, or Detroit?

tom daschle concerned on November 7, 2012 at 11:31 PM

No lives were lost in the Detroit deal..

The other…

I will have to look up….

Electrongod on November 7, 2012 at 11:35 PM

Romney was a one-dimensional candidate. All he talked about was jobs. Yes the economy is important but other issues matter too. Bush in 2004 ran mainly on national security….but he had issues he talked about too.

terryannonline on November 7, 2012 at 11:34 PM

He also talked about energy independence and that is something most people do agree with.

Terrye on November 7, 2012 at 11:35 PM

Axe on November 7, 2012 at 11:32 PM

Good evening!..:)

Dire Straits on November 7, 2012 at 11:36 PM

In regards to the “Freebie” crowd voting for Obama.

Do you know who I blame?

Us. All of us have allowed welfare to lose the stigma of being bad. People used to be embarrassed to be known to be receiving welfare. It used to be shameful for a grown man to take welfare. (Single mothers or children NOT included).

Reagan used to bag on these people. Reagan called them out as The “Welfare Queens”. The leaches on society.

Today, Food Stamps is seen as fine. Just great. Go for it.

Shame on us for allowing Welfare to become socially acceptable.

SHAME ON US!

portlandon on November 7, 2012 at 11:36 PM

Terrye on November 7, 2012 at 11:34 PM

It’s the “decades” part that is creepy. We don’t have decades to spare with these grifters running the show.

Bishop on November 7, 2012 at 11:37 PM

HotAirLib on November 7, 2012 at 11:30 PM

He never hated on his brothers.. He fought for them! and BTW F uck you.

KCB on November 7, 2012 at 11:37 PM

Romney ran a good campaign. He was a much better candidate than McCain and it is not fair or accurate to blame him or Ryan for this. There is more going on here than Romney’s campaign.

Terrye on November 7, 2012 at 11:28 PM

Romney was a horrible candidate. He stood for nothing. He was willing to say anything to win. Americans will always reject people like that.

HotAirLib on November 7, 2012 at 11:37 PM

canopfor on November 7, 2012 at 11:27 PM

Good evening..:)

Dire Straits on November 7, 2012 at 11:37 PM

Good evening!..:)

Dire Straits on November 7, 2012 at 11:36 PM

I’m wincing at your “GOP” thing now. :)

Axe on November 7, 2012 at 11:38 PM

Economy probably gets worse…

Mid term, low turnout for Dems, R’s take senate…

2016: Cruz Rubio, landslide…

MGardner on November 7, 2012 at 11:05 PM

Sounds good to me. Second terms are usually the tough ones for Presidents and Obama has some big problems coming at him. Most of them of his own making. Needless to say he will still be blaming Bush in 2016.

Terrye on November 7, 2012 at 11:38 PM

Terrye on November 7, 2012 at 11:28 PM

I agree, all I’m saying is that the way you get the base to turn out, and they didn’t do it here, is not being reticent to go for the jugular, doing it in the right way of course. You also have to defend the enemy’s Alinsky efforts to define you, and do it right then, and not wait 3 months to do so. That’s what lost Ohio, in particular.

The Dems, and we’ve got to learn this, go to war, while we’re just trying to win elections.

TXUS on November 7, 2012 at 11:38 PM

Rich coming from a Jewish person.

HotAirLib on November 7, 2012 at 11:33 PM

I’m Catholic now, but my dad(RIP) had no use for PC BS. We weren’t hyphenated ANYTHINGS! He would have thought of you and your ilk as trash unworthy of recognition. My dad was a bright man.
*BTW:I also use ‘gay’ and ‘queer’ as they were intended to be used. I also use the word ‘niggardly’ It has a Scandinavian root.*

annoyinglittletwerp on November 7, 2012 at 11:38 PM

Drop Libya now. Look at the election result. That’s the fruit of our Libya obsession.

anotherJoe on November 7, 2012 at 11:35 PM

I understand what you’re saying. But if we’re the type of country that’s going to ignore the death of an ambassador for political gain of a party, then we’re just as good as Obama, and screw the country, I don’t want it.

Darin on November 7, 2012 at 11:38 PM

It’s the “decades” part that is creepy. We don’t have decades to spare with these grifters running the show.

Bishop on November 7, 2012 at 11:37 PM

+ 100..Hear!..Hear!..:)

Dire Straits on November 7, 2012 at 11:38 PM

I saw this at Instapundit and it gave me some hope:

Can I offer you folks some perspective from a Canadian viewpoint?

Up here in Canuckistan we had virtually unrivaled Liberal rule for decades, and conservatives could see no hope of any end to it. The public, we feared, would always vote for more free goodies and handouts. Yet today we have a Conservative government, while the all-powerful Liberals have been reduced to a pitiful rump.

As Mark Steyn says, Progressives are fond of telling you that the “tide has turned”, but they never take into account that the tide that comes in goes out again. Food for thought.

Terrye on November 7, 2012 at 11:34 PM

That would give me hope as well, except for the fact that Canada is not having to deal with changing demographics due to an influx of Hispanics who will vote D regardless of who’s running.

Erich66 on November 7, 2012 at 11:39 PM

Drop Libya now. Look at the election result. That’s the fruit of our Libya obsession.

anotherJoe on November 7, 2012 at 11:35 PM

Those men deserve better than to be forgotten and discarded so easily. Two of them served and fought in places so foul and against people so evil that we could scarcely comprehend.

You move on if you want, those men and their families deserve better.

Bishop on November 7, 2012 at 11:39 PM

I concur
Let her burn and burn bright.
The American Experience either died on November 6th or was reborn.
We can’t quit and we know it. End up in the gulag or win.
Greetings from New Orleans it’s interesting here.

seesalrun2 on November 7, 2012 at 11:40 PM

I’m wincing at your “GOP” thing now. :)

Axe on November 7, 2012 at 11:38 PM

The GOPe thingy keeps the “true cons” happy..:)

Dire Straits on November 7, 2012 at 11:40 PM

Romney was a horrible candidate. He stood for nothing. He was willing to say anything to win. Americans will always reject people like that.

HotAirLib on November 7, 2012 at 11:37 PM

As opposed to gays like yourself that “stand up to anything”

tom daschle concerned on November 7, 2012 at 11:40 PM

Uh, because being Sonny Bono’s widow, she’s from California and lives there?

KingGold on November 7, 2012 at 11:24 PM

I had no idea she was Sony Bono’s widow, in fact I thought Sony Bono never got married after Cher, and for sure I did not know that Sony Bono was dead.

Well, look’s like they can now both live together in the same state.

JPeterman on November 7, 2012 at 11:40 PM

I agree, all I’m saying is that the way you get the base to turn out, and they didn’t do it here, is not being reticent to go for the jugular, doing it in the right way of course. You also have to defend the enemy’s Alinsky efforts to define you, and do it right then, and not wait 3 months to do so. That’s what lost Ohio, in particular.

The Dems, and we’ve got to learn this, go to war, while we’re just trying to win elections.

TXUS on November 7, 2012 at 11:38 PM

The base did turn out. And Obama got 9 million fewer votes than he got last time.

The base was not the problem. The problem was that Democrats outnumbered Republicans. And btw, if there were Republicans out there who did not vote because they thought Romney was not being mean enough..then they are the ones who deserve the criticism, not Romney. I mean come on..

Terrye on November 7, 2012 at 11:41 PM

If you’ve got 2.5 minutes, libertarian-based Reason.com’s Nick Gillespie explains it all for you . . . seriously, he really does.

3 Reasons Mitt Romney and Republicans Lost Big in Election 2012

RomanticIdeal on November 7, 2012 at 11:10 PM

I may have made it 1.5 minutes.

I can guarantee it is the last 1.5 minutes I will ever give to Nick Gillespie and “Reason”

tom daschle concerned on November 7, 2012 at 11:15 PM
+–
@tom daschle concerned

I’m so happy I’m a libertarian and not a traditional conservative. It was yoz guyz’s ta lose and lose it you did. Libertarians could see it coming since last spring . . .

RomanticIdeal on November 7, 2012 at 11:41 PM

Now do you understand why I had precious little to say about the “election”? The results of this election were determined in 2008, including the faux-opposition candidate. You people who have spent the last several months breathlessly agonizing over this, analyzing fake polls and deluding yourselves into believing that this was somehow a legitimate operation are just sad. You’re like the people in Iraq who supported the opposition candidate to Saddam Hussein for all of those years. Yes, Saddam Hussein held “elections”. Regularly. That is what happened here yesterday. We had a Saddam Hussein “election”.

This can all be summed up in one simple sentence that I have been screaming from the rooftops ever since November of 2008:

These people are NEVER going to walk away.

The Republic was overthrown in a neo-Stalinist putsch four years ago. Stalinists don’t walk away. Ever. Stalinists don’t hold elections – they put on shows to delude the masses, which they consider to be vermin, into believing that they still have some say and some degree of freedom. And when even that gets tiresome for them, they start slaughtering people. By the tens of millions.

Time is short. Talk is cheap.

tom daschle concerned on November 7, 2012 at 11:42 PM

Hey, since nothing is Romney’s fault…. let’s run him again in 2016.

Dongemaharu on November 7, 2012 at 11:42 PM

Romney was not the one making stuff up in the second debate. In fact, CBS news has the video to prove it. Too bad they did not share it prior to the day of the election.
Barack Obama, bald faced liar.
But that is okay with you.
Terrye on November 7, 2012 at 11:32 PM

And he knows this. People like Obama and HAL lie with such ease that I find it extremely hard to believe that they don’t know they are doing it. They know they’re telling lies yet they do it without batting an eye.

Evil.

jawkneemusic on November 7, 2012 at 11:42 PM

canopfor on November 7, 2012 at 11:27 PM

Well worth repeating. Thanks canopfor.

TXUS on November 7, 2012 at 11:31 PM

TXUS:

Anytime,he wrote an article prior to the election,on why Obama
needs to be defeated,and so while googling,I stumbled on his la
test,which mirrors my thinking as well!:)

canopfor on November 7, 2012 at 11:43 PM

I’m so happy I’m a libertarian and not a traditional conservative. It was yoz guyz’s ta lose and lose it you did. Libertarians could see it coming since last spring . . .

RomanticIdeal on November 7, 2012 at 11:41 PM

I bow to your intelli…nah you are worthless..

tom daschle concerned on November 7, 2012 at 11:43 PM

Because the “brother” hated on us.

HotAirLib on November 7, 2012 at 11:30 PM

I ain’t white either. And Straight talking brothers like Allen West are needed in our community. They call out people like you who work against the message of Dr.King. People like you who keep us down and under the thumb of the Race Baiters.

But keep on Hating on successful, honorable, brave Blacks like Allen West. You only hurt us all. Chump.

portlandon on November 7, 2012 at 11:43 PM

Romney was a horrible candidate. He stood for nothing. He was willing to say anything to win. Americans will always reject people like that.

HotAirLib on November 7, 2012 at 11:37 PM

Without question the richest comment I’ve seen on here in quite a while.

Erich66 on November 7, 2012 at 11:43 PM

LOL…

Your boy knew what the problem was within minutes as the local surveillance cameras showed Al Quada setting up road blocks and mortar launchers..

IT’S A YOU TUBE VIDEO!!!! After 3 hours into the Benghazi attack…from our Embassy in Cairo..

Electrongod on November 7, 2012 at 11:19 PM

Maybe! But you should admit your side over politicized the whole event. Just like you over politicized fast and furious.

Most Americans took the overreaction as a political ploy created to demonize the president. Plus Romney didn’t do himself any favors when he was caught making stuff up in the second debate,
That is why the majority of Americans tuned you off.

HotAirLib on November 7, 2012 at 11:27 PM

Bumps in the road..You endorse..

Lies about there being a protest.. you endorse.

Lies about no Al Queda started this……You endorse.

Thouth you are a lib..

Pat yourself on the back..

Nobel Peace Prize???

Electrongod on November 7, 2012 at 11:44 PM

OT: Have any of you heard about email that Fox has that is from someone in the WH showing Benghazi was a kidnapping gone bad? That what the WH intended was that it was a pre-arranged kidnapping that would have ended with the US swapping the Ambassador for the blind sheik. If that is true . . . BO’s goose is cooked. It will make Watergate look like a kindergarten party. It could end up with someone in prison.
Voter from WA State on November 7, 2012 at 11:42 PM

And without the Senate no impeaching hearings will be held.

jawkneemusic on November 7, 2012 at 11:44 PM

John Ullyot, a former Republican Senate aide.

“The only way the party is going to move more to the middle is when we get sick of losing,” he said.

We keep losing *because* you sh1twits keep moving to the middle, moron.

Midas on November 7, 2012 at 11:44 PM

It wouldn’t have mattered who you put up against Obama. You could’ve resurrected Reagan and it wouldn’t have mattered. The country has changed. There really are more people who believe that getting free stuff is more important than an economic collapse. The only thing that will shock America out of this is if it does collapse.

I did pray about the election. My prayer was that God would give us the wisdom to pick the president we deserve. And we did. We deserve Obama.

Jesse on November 7, 2012 at 11:44 PM

Romney was a horrible candidate. He stood for nothing. He was willing to say anything to win. Americans will always reject people like that.

HotAirLib on November 7, 2012 at 11:37 PM

But Americans will go gaga for the guy who promises them free stuff…Obama got where he is by saying anything to win…but someday, there will be a bill to be paid.

Romney is a good man. He has spent more of his own money helping other people than any prominent Democrat. He did not just talk about giving back..he did it.

Terrye on November 7, 2012 at 11:45 PM

He also talked about energy independence and that is something most people do agree with.

Terrye on November 7, 2012 at 11:35 PM

I heard him bring up energy independence but nothing in a substantial way.

terryannonline on November 7, 2012 at 11:45 PM

People don’t vote because they don’t care. Period, If you don’t get off your fat ass and vote, you aren’t a Republican or Democrat. You are probably a taker.

KCB on November 7, 2012 at 11:45 PM

Plus i was so glad to see the huge turnout amongst the young whites, blacks, hispanics and asian americans. Especially in Florida and Ohio. The pundits wrote us off and we came out in droves to prove them wrong.

Hopefully the GOP will think twice before thinking about suppressing our votes. They woke up a sleeping giant.

HotAirLib on November 7, 2012 at 11:45 PM

Hey, since nothing is Romney’s fault…. let’s run him again in 2016.

Dongemaharu on November 7, 2012 at 11:42 PM

The problem runs deeper than that.

Electrongod on November 7, 2012 at 11:46 PM

Romney was a horrible candidate. He stood for nothing. He was willing to say anything to win. Americans will always reject people like that.

HotAirLib on November 7, 2012 at 11:37 PM

I knew Romney was lying when he said he would close Gitmo within the first 100 days of his tenure, that he would bring the troops home within 6 months, that renditions would cease, that all bills would be allowed 5 days of public scrutiny, that lobbyists would never be given jobs in his administration, and that cronyism would be a thing of the past.

I mean come on, you would have to be one deluded retard to believe all of that, to be that much of a sucker, yeah?

Bishop on November 7, 2012 at 11:46 PM

eSTAB-lishment republicans are acting like Libs, AGAIN! Note to eSTAB-Conservatives-in-the-Back republicans… You were told repeatedly, you were failing and your Arrogance made you argue against logic, just like Libs! You have been, repeatedly outsmarted by the Dems, because you don’t listen! Well, here this or don’t. I don’t care! You will never get my vote again, for any middle of the road/moderate repub! I venture to say, there are many Americans who’ve come to the same decision and you have no one to blame, but the ARROGANT ASSES, you see looking back at you in the mirror! You want to do some more Dem/Lib logic thinking? Go ahead and keep trying to kiss reporters backsides. Keep trying to get Leftists to vote for you, cause your not Right Wing enough. Keep Stabbing Conservatives and Libertarians in the back and thinking were going to vote for you, ever again! Go ahead, smart guys… Keep outsmarting Yourselves!

http://www.paratisiusa.blogspot.com

God Bless America!

paratisi on November 7, 2012 at 11:47 PM

We keep losing *because* you sh1twits keep moving to the middle, moron.

Midas on November 7, 2012 at 11:44 PM

Really? Tell that to Allan West and Richard Mourdock.

The truth is that people in this country are not that far right..they just are not. If they were, Obama would not be president.

But give them four more years of this guy and they might start moving back that way.

Terrye on November 7, 2012 at 11:47 PM

Is this you Hotairlib?

jawkneemusic on November 7, 2012 at 11:47 PM

As opposed to gays like yourself that “stand up to anything”

tom daschle concerned on November 7, 2012 at 11:40 PM

keep up the homophobia knuckle-draggers! u will lose younger voters at an even bigger rate!

DBear on November 7, 2012 at 11:48 PM

The problem runs deeper than that.

Electrongod on November 7, 2012 at 11:46 PM

I agree..:)

Dire Straits on November 7, 2012 at 11:49 PM

Plus i was so glad to see the huge turnout amongst the young whites, blacks, hispanics and asian americans. Especially in Florida and Ohio. The pundits wrote us off and we came out in droves to prove them wrong.
Hopefully the GOP will think twice before thinking about suppressing our votes. They woke up a sleeping giant.
HotAirLib on November 7, 2012 at 11:45 PM

Young whites broke for Romney moron. I’m so proud that you support a man who has ruined race relations in this country and brought black Americans back to the 50′s.

jawkneemusic on November 7, 2012 at 11:49 PM

Plus i was so glad to see the huge turnout amongst the young whites, blacks, hispanics and asian americans. Especially in Florida and Ohio. The pundits wrote us off and we came out in droves to prove them wrong.

Hopefully the GOP will think twice before thinking about suppressing our votes. They woke up a sleeping giant.

HotAirLib on November 7, 2012 at 11:45 PM

Will they have to pay taxes???

Be honest HAL???

You have no platform to project from..

This is what I have been saying..
The leaching Dems will have to live by the same rule…

Electrongod on November 7, 2012 at 11:49 PM

All the talking heads, Coulter, Brooks, Frum etc said we need a modertate to get the indies and so they marginalized the base and put Rino Christie front and center at the convention.

Then look what Christie did. It’s what Rinos do.

SparkPlug on November 7, 2012 at 11:49 PM

People don’t vote because they don’t care.

KCB on November 7, 2012 at 11:45 PM

Some folks just weren’t all that fired up to replace Obamacare with Romneycare.

sharrukin on November 7, 2012 at 11:50 PM

Allen West is not entitled to a safe seat in Congress any more than anyone else is. Stop ragging on the Florida legislature for doing their constitutional duty.

And, last I checked, Connie Mack won the primary fair and square. He was not formally endorsed by Romney. Adam Hasner dropped out because he was pulling 1 to 2% support, not because of evil nefarious insiders. Ditto Mike McCalister. Connie Mack’s victory, and subsequent blowout loss, was all his own doing.

KingGold on November 7, 2012 at 11:17 PM

That’s my take on the entire thing. There were others in the race who were better than Mack. Are you from Florida?

Allen West Betrayed

sharrukin on November 7, 2012 at 11:31 PM

Thanks. Even though that’s old I hadn’t seen it until tonight.

INC on November 7, 2012 at 11:50 PM

Hey, since nothing is Romney’s fault…. let’s run him again in 2016.

Dongemaharu on November 7, 2012 at 11:42 PM

The problem runs deeper than that.

Electrongod on November 7, 2012 at 11:46 PM

You are right.I honestly think Romney ran a good campaign…but I think the problem did run deeper than that. I think that the Republicans thought that 2010 was still representative of where people were and that was not the case. They could have had a different candidate and it would still have been the same if they could not broaden their base.

Terrye on November 7, 2012 at 11:50 PM

Is this you Hotairlib?

jawkneemusic on November 7, 2012 at 11:47 PM

OMG. Those people are so stupid I can only think of this…

portlandon on November 7, 2012 at 11:51 PM

HotAirLib on November 7, 2012 at 11:45 PM

Way to go champ! Your Uniter in Chief has saved race relations!

/

jawkneemusic on November 7, 2012 at 11:51 PM

Rumor has it he’s a cannoneer
He’s a reckless buccaneer
I hear he carries several guns with many clips
He’s the annihilator of Islam creeps with information on their lying at his
fingertips
They say he’s nearly seven feet tall
And yet quite graceful… … all in all
I’m told there are lightning bolts when he walks
And thunder when he talks
He’s been many times seen
Wearing DCU and then full OD green
I hear he’s steely as you please
He could be Samurai Japanese
He may be shrewd
He may be rude
Ah well, it’s hard to tell
Who is this Allen West, do tell?
The Muslims and their supporters may think he comes from hell
But he may come from somewhere just around the dell
But he will be here and he will be there
You could see him bringing fire and brimstone on Islam most any time and most anywhere
He meddles with the Islamic Devolution
Stomping them mightily throughout each week
Spoiling every Imam’s useful idiot’s lying elocution
La, what cheek!

PercyB on November 7, 2012 at 11:52 PM

Some folks just weren’t all that fired up to replace Obamacare with Romneycare.

sharrukin on November 7, 2012 at 11:50 P

And some folks are morons who think Obamacare is free healthcare. Imagine how surprised they are going to be when they get realize how much this will cost them.

Really.

Sucker.

Terrye on November 7, 2012 at 11:52 PM

You do know that Connie Mack’s wife also lost her re-election?

Why she’s in California holding office, I don’t know.

Connie Mack’s wife loses congressional race in California

JPeterman on November 7, 2012 at 11:23 PM

I didn’t know that she lost. They need to live in one state or the other. Putting politics ahead of their marriage in state that are at the opposite end of the country doesn’t do the marriage any good and is so self-serving.

INC on November 7, 2012 at 11:52 PM

Allen West Betrayed

sharrukin on November 7, 2012 at 11:31 PM

Thanks. Even though that’s old I hadn’t seen it until tonight.

INC on November 7, 2012 at 11:50 PM

It may be what happened in Utah as well.

sharrukin on November 7, 2012 at 11:52 PM

keep up the homophobia knuckle-draggers! u will lose younger voters at an even bigger rate!

DBear on November 7, 2012 at 11:48 PM

Younger voters arre all twags like yourself?

LMFAO.. Enjoy an eternity in hell reprobate.

tom daschle concerned on November 7, 2012 at 11:53 PM

Repeat: No one Cares about Libya
I mean, they care a bit but hardely a bit. It’s not like Obamacare that is going to ruin our lives, and it’s common sense that it’s simply not tantamount to Watergate, and if it was tantamount to Watergate, it wouldn’t be believable, or it would be too complicated to explain. Just say no to more talk of Libya. And if we start House Hearings on Libya we not only will be taking our eye of the ball of the developing horror of Obamacare etc, but we risk inflaming the public against the Republicans, and then losing the house, and then maybe Obama can do much more parting damage in 2015 and ’16. Get off the Libya topic.

Just as I write this, on DVR, I hear Greta say “More news out of Bengazi.” You got to be kidding me. “Will we get real answers?” Um, who cares anymore. “Why wasn’t it better defended?” “The White Hosue blah blah blah.” “The American people are entitled to answers.” .. “No, the American people are tired of it.” Talk about Obamacare.

anotherJoe on November 7, 2012 at 11:53 PM

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